Suppression of plasma turbulence by asymmetric hot ions

K. Itoh, T. Ohkawa, S. I. Itoh, M. Yagi, A. Fukuyama

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The influence of plasma flow inhomogeneity on the magnetic surface, which is driven by anisotropic hot ions, on the micro-turbulence of the low/negative magnetic shear tokamak is investigated. It is found that the poloidal inhomogeneity is effective in suppressing the current-diffusive ballooning mode turbulence which has a large nonlinear growth rate. This new mechanism of turbulence suppression provides the model of improved confinement associated with the reversed magnetic shear.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)661-664
Number of pages4
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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